Contract Specialist


Vacancy ID: 755065   Announcement Number: OCFO-12-DEU-427JH   USAJOBS Control Number: 327443100

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Vacancy Identification Number

This is the Vacancy Identification Number: 755065
1. Title of Job

Contract Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date


17. Service Computation Date


18. Other Date Information




19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001: Competitive: Please select this specialty if you meet the following criteria: All U.S. Citizens
001 Contract Specialist (Competitive)

21. Geographic Availability


510040510 Alexandria, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. For the Grade 9: Which answer best describes your qualification requirements for the CU-07 level?

(Please make sure your application supports your answer.)

A. I have completed 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.
B. I have a master's degree from an accredited college or university.
C. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-7 level in federal service. Specialized Experience includes advised applicants on requirements for submitting proposals for grants and on appropriate ways to develop program proposals; Evaluated proposals under consideration for awards of grants; Ensured program requirements are met and appropriate rules and regulations are utilized; Consults with program staff and makes recommendations regarding the renewal of on-going projects. Experience, education or training which demonstrates the ability to recognize causes of and analyze problems and recommend practical solutions; to deal satisfactorily with others and to negotiate with operating personnel, AND must be experienced using computer and automation systems.
D. While I do not have the education or experience listed in A, B, or C above, I have an equivalent combination.
E. None of the above.

2. For the Grade 11: Which answer best describes your qualification requirements for the CU-09 level?

(Please make sure your application supports your answer.)

A. I have completed 3 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.
B. I have a doctoral's or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
C. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-09 level in federal service. Specialized experience may include: serving as a contract specialist responsible involving the solicitation, analysis of firm fixed-price or similar contracts, and evaluation of contractor, bids and vendor proposals in the procurement of complex supplies, equipment and services; OR comparable experience.
D. While I do not have the education or experience listed in A, B, or C above, I have an equivalent combination.
E. None of the above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Prepare procurement plans.

4. Evaluate requisitions to determine sufficiency of purchase description, statement of work, specifications and drawings to conduct the procurement.

5. Assure customers are provided with acquisition support and information needed to accomplish their mission.

6. Analyze requirements and type of funds to determine most appropriate procurement method.

7. Perform analysis of current market and pricing trends, cost factors and their effects on proposed contractual actions.

8. Use automated systems (FMSP/Delphi) to produce documents or reports.

A. This is not a task or skill that interests me.
B. I have taken training or performed this task or skill, but I am willing and interested in learning how to perform it.
C. I have not actually performed or had training in this task or skill, but I have conducted activities or taken training that has provided me with a familiarity of this task and/or demonstrates my ability to perform it.
D. I have experience and/or training directly related to this task or skill.
E. None of the above.

9. From the list below select the one choice that best describes your experience in working with schedules and deadlines.

A. Follow a schedule work activities as determined by my supervisor or higher grade employee.
B. Independently schedule my work to meet established deadlines.
C. Schedule my work activities and that of others to meet established deadlines.
D. Establish deadlines and schedule my work and that of subordinate staff to meet those deadlines.
E. None of the above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

10. Apply judgment in interpreting guidelines, adapting procurement procedures, and recommending approaches or solutions to specific problems.

11. Prepare requests for Proposal, Requests for Quotations, and Invitations for Bid.

A. This is not a task or skill that interests me.
B. I have never taken training or performed this task or skill, but I am willing and interested in learning how to perform it.
C. I have not actually performed or had training in this task or skill, but I have conducted activities or taking training that has provided me with the familiarity of this task and/or demonstrates my ability to perform it.
D. I have experience and/or training directly related to this task or skill.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Utilize commercial and non-commercial contracting procedures.

13. Assure technical evaluations based upon the solicitation, regulations, and case law.

14. Prepare negotiation reports that document price reasonableness and other pertinent aspects of the acquisition.

15. Conduct negotiations in a professional manner and in compliance with current applicable regulations and case law.

16. Award and administer service contracts in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.